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PBS
Oct 5, 2012 6:30pm PDT
. >> coming up, differences in education achievement and german schools. >> and 50 years of james bond, but first, here are some other stories making news. authorities in southwestern china say 18 children are dead after a landslide buried their school. triggered by days of sustained rain, the landslide also blocked a nearby river, causing flooding that has hampered rescue efforts. >> berlin is seeking to acquire the german embassy building in the czech capital, prague. thousands of east germans were told that they were free to travel to the west. a milestone on the road to german reunification. >> the greek prime minister has warned that the economic crisis in his country is threatening democracy. soaring unemployment is putting a huge strain on greek society, and right wing extremism is on the rise. samaras compared the situation to the economic chaos in germany before the rise of the nazis in the 1930's. >> a wide-ranging study centering on 27,000 german fourth graders in 1300 schools has confirmed the disturbing differences between the country's regions and social class is when it
PBS
Oct 10, 2012 6:30pm PDT
, governator, educators -- the road goes on. >> schwarzenegger is known around the world, but for other authors at the fair, it is not so easy. there are countless titles on display here, and publishers are nervous as they confront the challenge of electronic books. >> we live in the era of digital publishing. there's no question that there are more and more readers who consume literature on their ipads or e-readers. in germany, the numbers are rising as well. >> the book fair has tried to adjust. there are stands offering interactive books. one innovation -- 3d software for textbooks. software companies hope to make education more exciting with their offerings. >> there are some areas where textbooks are no longer so effective. that is where the cyberclassroom can take over. they can go into the third dimension. >> these new classrooms require active input from users. >> our correspondent is at the frankfurt book fair for us all week. how present our digital books at the fair this year? also, how much of a whole does digital technology have on the german market, would you say -- how mu
KCSMMHZ
Oct 11, 2012 2:30pm PDT
thorn in the side of the pakistani taliban. she defied them by campaigning for better education for girls and openly criticized the extremists. where she lives, girls were long forbidden from going to school. islamic militants battled the government for control over the region for years. many admire how malala spoke out against talibani rule. >> we pray for her and that others can embrace her views. >> women's protests have been gaining momentum in morocco as well. the fate of a teenage girl has galvanized support for an end to forced marriage. the girl was 15 when she was raped by a man 10 years her senior, so her family could save face, they marry her off to the rapist. she later killed herself with rat poison. >> he had to marry her. people were talking badly about my daughter. she lost her honor. no one would have taken her. >> moroccan law allows a rapist to avoid jail if he marries his victim. for the man, it is a way out. for her, it was a death sentence. >> to talk more about this, i am joined by the head of planned international germany, one of the world's oldest children's
KCSMMHZ
Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
enacted laws against bullying. so educators there are taking a different approach. here's the view from new jersey. >> reporter: in new jersey, a new anti-bullying law took effect from september 2011. under the state law is bullying reserved, school staff are to look into it immediately, notify the parents, and take steps to tackle it. east hanover middle school had set up messages on the new anti-bullying bill of rights. the school counselor was appointed last year at the school's an -- as the school's anti-bullying specialist. >> so this is, like, my anti-bullying bible. where i have all my information. >> reporter: the law requires each school district to create its own anti-bullying program. the program sets out detailed procedure to follow when bullying occurs and steps for dealing with the bully. when bullying is reported, she and others begin an investigation and contact the offender. they also contact afterschool counseling. the law even stipulas that the student can be suspended or expelled and the case reported to police if it's serious. >> the benefit about this law is that i
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
to tax policy. because an educated person, they know that the mass does not add up. host: thank you. this story from the washington post. plan would do little to lower tax rates. -- wilmington, delaware. dave on our line for democrats. caller: thank you for taking my call. a want to make two comments. first of all, in the last vice presidential debate, the moderator seem to have more control from the fact that the men were sitting at a table. and that close proximity to -- i gather that the attention to the moderator was better, versus the first debate were there was a distance between the speakers. and jim lehrer had much more trouble trying to control the debate. the second thing come on the first debate jim lehrer was asking each of the candidates to speak about the differences that they feel that they have with the other candidate. and sort of a different type of question, much more interruption. host: what you think of the choice of the four moderators? bobb and mandy coming up? >> fantastic. and i look forward to the town hall format. which gets more of the town hall and a bal
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
there is educational diversity. >> what is the university of system for acceptance? guest: bic most kids from the top 10 system, the top 10 percentage of schools in texas. then it is about 75% of the class. the of a 25% is admitted on the way that most universities admit, the look of the entire file, academic credentials, but all other factors, life experiences, rick and assist the city -- race and ethnicity. the last part is what abigail objects to. there is no role for the government to be sort of people by race. >> the university of texas of austin's has what? guest: they say the supreme court has endorsed education and diversity as a compelling goal for the government and an exception to the usual rule that the government should not be classified people by race. it is true, and a 5-4 decision, the supreme court said that, but the key vote, sandra day o'connor, has retired, replaced by a more conservative judge, samuel alito, so in that they give us a new result. >> what is the result of this, who will hear it, who will decide? guest: only eight justices will decide. elena kagan
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
that can pass through metal detectors. he voted against the department of education. he voted against funding for meals on wheels for seniors. he voted against a holiday for martin luther king. he voted against a resolution calling for the release of nelson mandela in south africa. it's amazing to hear him criticize my record or john kerry's . >> his record speaks for itself and it's not very distinguished. host: we are talking about vice- presidential debates with tonight's debate in danville, ky. what matters? and you saw a moment from 2004 and from our archives. if your interested in watching that and other moments, c- span.org. professor, tonight when viewers are watching the split screen of the debate and they see vice president joe biden and a younger paul ryan, what will the impact been? in the shot from 2004, you get the split screen dynamic, but tonight people will get that. calguest: the split screen is very significant in terms of the debate. when obama and running scared off, the split screen did a lot of damage to obama. it was not necessarily what obama said, but what pe
KCSMMHZ
Oct 13, 2012 8:30am PDT
in education, health, and social welfare, but at the same time, more people are losing their jobs and do not know how to pay for their food each day. one man has found his own way of making sure he does not need to rely on others for help. >> i am technical draughtsman by profession. i am 40 years old and since easter, i have been working as a shoe shiner here. >> his work for engineering firms and four architects. he has designed web pages for publishing companies, but when he lost his most important customer at the end of the year, he faced joining the hordes of other unemployed people in spain. but he was not entitled to benefit because he had been self-employed. >> i do not want to be dependent on anyone -- not on family, not on friends. i wanted to be able to put food on the table, put a roof over my head. i came up with this idea. i am quite content with it. july and august were really difficult months. i hardly earned anything, but christmas is a while off yet. if i can buy a nugget then, that no carry on. >> unions if he can afford the traditional seat, the year must not h
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
year. when i look at education and where i work in the division of the money that comes in, i think it is unfair oftentimes. i think we have taken on a lot of debt to supplement pensions in the public sector and the private sector. my brother works at gm and there is so much money for some people and not enough for others. i have applied for so many different positions. my degree is in social work and it is difficult. i have a master's and i don't know if i can take on any more student debt. i just don't make enough money to pay it back. host:, its debt? -- how much debt to dax caller: it's a lot, it is over $25,000. host: tells all about about full-time teaching jobs. what were you teaching? caller: i was teaching pre-k autistic children and i enjoyed it very much. it was a very difficult work but it is no more difficult than some of the schools i have travelled to in northern michigan. if i go back to school, it would probably be a teacher but you have to wonder if you will find a job. substitute teaching does not pay well. some of the districts are very poor, like $2.50 for half
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
wealthy or educated. i went to high school. i have three sons and two grandchildren. i think it's wonderful to hear their spouse talk about them. it makes me see a different perspective in their personal lives. so i think it's good. host: what is it in particular that you like hearing from the wives of the candidates? is it their personal stories? is it them talking about their families or their professional experiences? caller: i think it is so important when a white support her husband and she can say wonderful things about him. you hear more negative from people, generally, then you do [unintelligible] host: let's go to george in mount olive on the independent line. caller: hearing the wives does not affect my vote. they're not going to say anything negative against your husband. any romney on all these television shows, she is laughing and showing all kind of facial expressions, and her eyebrows never move and forehead never wrinkles. she clearly uses botox. -- annie romney. that's phony. she definitely has had work done. her neckband her hands don't match. host: is it that yo
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
thetative 1leviin republicans cut down talks completely on jobs and wanting to cut the education credit. the president signed the "dream act," and hundreds of thousands of students are able to get their education. i am educated. i put my son through law school. it is his birthday today on columbus day, october 8. we moved to california when i was 8 years old. my mother remarried and my stepfather was a marine at camp pendleton and coronado. host: thank you for the call. guest: everything she said, i disagree with. she did talk about lowering the cost of education for kids getting into college. that is significant. she also talked about the blue part of the state that has really struggled. over the last 30 or 35 years. it's now starting to come back with a gas and oil industry, making sure that it is safe, with the steel industry, it's starting to come back. and certainly with the automotive industry. we have to be positive about those kind of things. if we continuously be rated president and start saying government is not working, voters react to that. jay and i know that go to washingt
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
middle, the independents, that have to get educated on the way they vote. and not be swayed by these negative ads and all the money put into these ads. hopefully, they will study the issues and realize the average person out there is supported by the democrats and not the rich republicans. host: let's hear from a republican from california, good morning. how affective do think political ads are? caller: think it is about finding a balance between the pacs and the candidates. i have a lot of friends to think the negative ads go too far. when they actually attack the candidate with the facts, i think they are effected. host: looking back at this "new york daily news" story - she's a single mother and one of the undecided voters. neil, fort lauderdale, independent college. caller: i'm not really an independent in view of the silly stuff going on. i fancied myself as a political agnostic. i believe that political campaign ads are effective if one has been in bed. -- inept. one can clearly know when one is being duped. the lady called from florida rick berg -- referred to independents lac
PBS
Oct 14, 2012 1:00pm PDT
, a better educational system, and a better health system. lots of people who did not support independence ithe past due now. >> but independence is a charge word in the spanish capital madrid. the mood is especially testy in front of the city of bullfighting arena. heavily criticized by animal rights activists, the spanish national sport has been banned by catalonia within its territory. spanish nationalists see that as an affront. >> they will not be successful. the constitution stipulates that spain is spain. they will not be ableo brk away. >> i fear that this will not only waste time, but the blood will be spilled. that would be the worst case scenario. it is easy to imagine rocks or even bullets flying. >> estelle and her friends in barcelona are not violent separatists. catalonian separatist are peaceful and democratic. they hope that success will follow, thanks to a typically cannelloni in quality -- teamwork. >> in the late 1960's, the protests against the war in vietnam changed the face of many western countries. demonstrators in the u.s. and europe took to the stree
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
apply the worldwide economics of the labor market place to your value. a poorly educated semi motivated american worker is not a very valuable commodity on the world market. that is the problem. if he went the economy to improve -- if you want the economy to approve, we need to be nationalists -- global financial dominance is what is killing us. the investor class is ruining the worker class of america. host: 4 you yourself, has your idea of the american dream changed in the last couple of years? caller: i have been very fortunate. i would say it has. i am much more cynical now. there seems to be a minority of americans that believe the most important thing in the world is to get rich as soon as they can and they do not care how they do it. that is killing 80% of the american workers in this country. host: mary, where are you calling us from? caller: illinois. from what i heard from the last caller, i a greed. we cannot expect to be forever the super power most important person in the whole universe. we have to be part of the world and deal with what is out there. it is changi
FOX News
Oct 14, 2012 12:00pm PDT
, education and what the third one there? >> john: tonight we take you behind the scenes. we'll show you what they don't like to talk about. so lying is okay in politics? >> john: what is behind winning the presidency. >> when it to say winning the >> john: whether it comes to winning the presidency i would like to think about whose choice is better. when you talk about people behind the scenes. they talk about moments. >> there are a series of moments that is what matters. >> remember the screen. he led john kerry in early polls but after a loss he tried to rally the troops. california, and texas, and new york! >> the room was noisy. and people in the room said, this sounded like a normal rally. >> and then we're going to washington, d.c. to take back the white house! yay! >> but because dean's microphone picked up only dean's voice, the tv broadcast made him sound crazy. >> yay! >> that unfairly may have killed his campaign. even images can matter more than issues. this video is said to have hurt john kerry. this is said to have helped bill clinton. bill clinton. in the 1980 republican prim
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. >> education and what is the third one there? >> john: we take you behind the scenes. we'll show you what they don't like to talk about. >> the lying is okay in politics? winning the presidency. ♪ ♪ >> john: when it comes to winning the presidency, i'd like to think that the choice is about whose ideas are better but when you talk to people behind the scenes they talk about moments. >> there are a series of moments and that's what matters. >> john: remember the scream? howard dean led john kerry in early polls but then he tried to rally the troops. >> we're going to california, texas and new york. >> john: people in the room sounded like a normal rally, but because dean's microphone picked up only dean's voice the tv broadcast made him sound crazy. even images mean matter more than issues. this is said to have helped bill clinton. in 1980 republican primary george bush had momentum against ronald reagan until the debate. there was a moment where reagan looked strong. >> john: that moment helped change the campaign. >> read my lips. [ applause ] >> incidents between a hockey m
CNBC
Oct 7, 2012 7:30pm EDT
a little education and coaching, we can really make a difference in their financial lives. >> this is important because i think you go along in your career and you think, okay, i'm fine. i have money in savings and retirement. next thing you know you turn around and you are 50 and thinking, wait a second, do i have time to retire? do i have the right tools in place? >> absolutely. time does go by. of course we were talking about how we feel 25 years old, but that is always why we want to get the word out to get people to start saving younger. at 50, 60 years old it is not too late. that's why we created the program with aarp. we had an elderly woman who is single living off social security and she learned she can get a credit report for free and saved $25 a month and she made it automatic with her bank. the bottom line is we have time and there is opportunity to creation a cushion for ourselves. >> a large percentage of the long-term unemployed are workers. talk to us about that. what are the challenges for the 50-plus age group? >> first of all, living within your means. talk abou
NBC
Oct 14, 2012 5:30am PDT
students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> we are in countdown mode. a few weeks before another presidential election where the economy is issue number one. over the last four years of the obama administration's attempt to deal with the worst financial crisis in decades we have an inside report. "washington post" bob woodward is with me. the author of the "the price of politics." good to have you on the program. >> thank you. >> the book is spectacular. i want to ask you what happen you learned during the reporting. the financial crisis and president obama's election seemed to be an ideal time when those two with iedologists could come together. was the opportunity wasted? >> look, the federal government's financial house is not in order. it's in total disorder. no business that you cover would ever accept $16 trillion in outstanding debt with the almost guarantee -- or in fact the fact that we will have to borrow another trillion or two where you have the congress,
CNBC
Oct 14, 2012 7:30pm EDT
the water crisis. >> it's a gender issue, an education issue the fact that 433 million school days are lost every year because kids are sick from contaminated water. >> the water in our toilet is cleaner than the water most people are drinking. >> you have been working on this for 20 years. is it that we don't have enough water on the planet? the water is dirty? where does the issue begin? >> there's enough water on the planet. the challenge is making sure that water is clean and making sure it's where people live. you know, in the united states, there is water scarcity. we have the policies and money to deal with it. we pay twice for our cable bill what we do for water. >> people aren't equally poor. the people without access to water, they are not all in the same boat. in a lot of situations, in urban environments, piping water by people's houses. they just don't have access to it. instead, the people working, holding down jobs are standing in a line at a designated time to get their water. gary pioneered an idea called water credit, if you can take a loan app and buy your time b
ABC
Oct 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
develop mo stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... .so they can insre our students. let's solve this. railroads plan to spend $23 billion on their t network. that's like building 4 nat's stadiums, 5 wilson bridges, and 8 dc convention centers...all in one year. and not a penny of it comes from taxpayers. freight railroads plan to spend $23 billion on their network. that's like launching 4 mars rorove, 10 gps satellites, and 20 space shuttles ...all in one year. and not a penny of it comes from taxpayers. >>> we are in countdown mode. a few weeks before another presidential election where the economy is issue number one. over the last four years of the obama administration's attempt to deal with the worst financial crisis indecades we have an inside report. "washington post" bob woodward is with me. the author of the "the price of politics." good to have you on the program. >> thank you. >> the book is spectacular. i want to ask you what happen you learned during the reporting. the financial crisis and president obama's election seemed to be an ideal time when those two w
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